Curriculum and Instruction

The latest news about curriculum and instruction, including articles, opinion essays, and special features.

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States to Schools: Teach Reading the Right Way

Worried that far too many students have weak reading skills, states are passing new laws that require aspiring teachers—and, increasingly, teachers who are already in the classroom—to master reading instruction that’s solidly grounded in research. (February 20, 2020)

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Spotlight on Aligning Curriculum and Instruction

In this Spotlight, learn how teachers are developing standards-based curricula, using digital tools to personalize literacy instruction, and bridging learning gaps with open educational resources.

Spotlight on Writing Across the Curriculum

In this Spotlight, learn how educators are using technology to provide timely feedback, how cross-curricular literacy boosts achievement, and how simple writing exercises can help lower-income students thrive.

Spotlighting on Writing Instruction
In this Spotlight, learn how the Common Core affected reading and writing, how teachers are reimagining the revision process, and how to foster a love of writing.

Education Week Quizzes

Quiz Yourself: How Much Do You Know About Literacy Instruction?
How can students deepen their reading comprehension, what are the kinds of writing that employers prize most, and how is academic language defined?

Quiz Yourself: How Much Do You Know About Math Education?
Quiz Yourself: What are parents' perceptions of math education, how are educators using digital math games in the classroom, and how have students' math scores have changed over time?

SPECIAL REPORTS

Getting Reading Right
In this ongoing series, “Getting Reading Right,” Education Week will interrogate the cognitive science behind how kids acquire foundational reading skills, with a focus on the earliest elementary readers, in kindergarten through 2nd grade.

Citizen Z: An Educaton Week Project
To better understand the role of education in America’s current civics crisis, Education Week has undertaken a long-term investigation. See the results of that work.

Literacy For The Workplace
The modern workplace is evolving and employers say that students need different kinds of literacy skills in order to thrive in it. Will English classes change in response?

STEM Education
Government agencies, business groups, and policymakers continue to prioritize support for the STEM fields. In this special report, Education Week takes a closer look at these STEM gateways, searching out ones that offer new avenues—like hands-on preparation for advanced manufacturing—and the efforts to break down longstanding barriers, like remedial algebra.

Personalized Learning
The optimistic vision of personalized learning shared by many educators does not match up well with what is actually happening in K-12 classrooms. That’s the big takeaway from Education Week’s latest special report on personalized learning.

Related Webinars

Literacy and English/Language Arts Webinars

These virtual broadcasts address boosting student proficiency in reading, writing, and literacy through different types of instruction, including instruction aligned to the common-core standards.

Math Webinars

These virtual broadcasts cover teaching and learning and include webinars on differentiated instruction and the common-core standards.

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Teaching during the pandemic is bringing home the value of fewer grades and “old people" technology, writes Gina Denny.
May 18, 2020 – Teacher
An Education Week review of states’ continuous learning directives and guidance shows wide variation in what’s expected as millions of students get remote instruction during the coronavirus pandemic.
May 13, 2020 – Education Week
Career technical education has been on a roll lately, but educators fear that will change, as unemployment soars and some students are cut off from hands-on learning opportunities.
May 12, 2020 – Education Week
More than a quarter of the nation’s school district leaders said they haven’t yet done any planning at all for next school year, according to the survey.
May 11, 2020 – Education Week
In this moment of loss, the coronavirus pandemic offers four opportunities to demand the rebirth of public education, writes Amy Stuart Wells.
May 8, 2020 – Education Week
Educators are changing instructional priorities, altering lessons, and working on ways to help teachers grow professionally, all in an effort to raise math achievement.
May 6, 2020 – Education Week
A program in Howard County, Md., is built on the insight that children can have strong emotions around academics, and those emotions can sabotage learning.
May 6, 2020 – Education Week
Experts recommend emphasizing language skills, avoiding assumptions about ability based on broad student labels, and focusing on students’ strengths rather than their weaknesses.
May 6, 2020 – Education Week
Digging a little deeper into the data from international tests reveals ways in which differences in the content students can access widens math achievement gaps.
May 6, 2020 – Education Week
A sizable body of research shows that intensive, one-on-one coaching can improve instructional practice and student achievement more than other professional development offerings for teachers.
May 6, 2020 – Education Week

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